Gods Purpose

God's overall purpose in sending Jesus is profoundly highlighted through His purpose in sending Moses as predecessor.

We see it first in Exodus 3:8

8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Exodus 3:8

And it's restated again in verses 10 and 12

"I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt." (Exodus 3:10)."

The second part of this overall purpose is found in Exodus 3:12.

"When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain."

Let's interpret the types. Pharaoh is a type of Satan, Egypt is the world and 'this mountain' speaks of the Church or the Kingdom of God. So God's overall purpose in sending Jesus is to bring his people out of the world system and bondage to Satan, and bring them into salvation and the Kingdom of God.

Colossians 1:12-13 acknowledges this when it says :

"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:"

Now let's look at some specifics.

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